Julien Landais

Julien Landais

In September 2019, we had the opportunity to host in Greece, the famous film director Julien Landais.

A film director, actor, producer and model, Julien Landais is a brilliant talent, best known for The Aspern Papers, his feature film adaptation of Henry James' novel starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson.

He has previously directed short films, fashion films, commercials and music videos starring French actors Nora Arnezeder, Marie-Anne Chazel, Andrea Ferreol, Alain-Fabien Delon, Sarah Biasini and Marie de Villepin, and fashion icon Daphne Guinness, among others, whereas he has also collaborated with fashion brands and jewelers, like Boucheron. His films are featured on prestigious fashion magazines platforms like Vogue Italia, Madame Figaro and festivals like ASVOFF by Diane Pernet.

He has created his own production company (Princeps Films) and in 2018, he completed filming in Venice his first feature film, The Aspern Papers, which he also produced with Summerstorm Entertainment and Cohen Media Group, based on Jean Pavans' scenic adaptation of Henry James' novel, which Academy Award-winning screenwriter James Ivory is executive producing, and starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Academy Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Nicolas Hau and Barbara Meier. The 75th Venice International Film Festival held a special screening of The Aspern Papers on the occasion of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award of the 2018 Venice Film Festival to Vanessa Redgrave.

He currently completed his project about fashion house Balmain and he is in the process of completing the French film entitled “Sodom and Gomorrah”, starring Gérard Depardieu and the younger son of Alain Delon, Alain Fabien Delon.

When he came to Greece, he visited the Acropolis as well as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and met with many Greek actors given that he had just signed a contract with Netflix on his upcoming project, a film that involves Greece, but also Egypt and Italy.